September 9, 2009
Car Share Advantage: The Occassional Need
One of the advantages of being a car-sharing member versus owning a car is that you don't have to commit to one vehicle type, or pay for things that you use only occasionally.
For example, as a Zipcar member, I occasionally rent a mini-van or pickup if I have to move something large (the Honda Element is pretty good for hauling stuff as well).
Now ZIpcar is catering to your recreational needs. They have a subset of cars equipped with bike racks and even have a number of cars with State and Federal park permits. One less thing to invest in that I would only use once in while...
September 9, 2009 1:53 PM
Dave H Says:
That's pretty cool, I didn't know about the park permits but that might be enough to get me to sign up finally.
September 9, 2009 3:59 PM
You could at least link to the Zipcar press release regarding the park permits and bike racks: http://zipcar.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=151
Only 9 cars in Portland get the bike rack treatment and only for the fall (so far). 40 cars get various permits, some have multiple permits and other have only one.
I love being able to rent different cars, depending on my needs. And with the exception of a Z on on the passenger door and a little text on the back, they are fairly discreet. Better than the ugly/obnoxious branding and single-type vehicles of ushare.